FORT LEE, Va. – Fort Lee will serve Thanksgiving to thousands of soldiers, and a few civilians, at a variety of dining facilities here Nov. 23.
WHAT: Media coverage of Fort Lee Thanksgiving
WHO: Soldiers, Department of Army civilians, military retirees and their families
WHEN: 12:15 p.m., Nov. 23
WHERE: Lee Avenue Gate (escort required)
Fort Lee dining facility personnel will serve 20 separate Thanksgiving meal services at four locations on the installation. In a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition, Department of Army civilians, military retirees and their families are welcome to attend two of these services including:
- The Samuel Sharpe Dining Facility, Building 18028, 1:45 p.m.
- The 262nd Quartermaster Battalion Dining Facility, building 11105, 2:30 p.m.
The Thanksgiving Day meal rates are:
- Enlisted Soldiers, officers and civilians – $9.05
- Retires and guests – $9.05
- Spouses and family members of E-4 and below – $6.80
Holiday menu items for all four installation dining facilities include roasted turkey with gravy; baked ham with brown sugar glaze; mashed potatoes; cornbread dressing; sautéed asparagus or baked winter squash; green bean casserole; roasted Brussel sprouts; seasoned collard greens with poultry sausage; shrimp; crackers and croissants; cranberry-orange juice cocktail; and Dutch apple and pecan pies.
To coordinate media coverage, please contact Stephen Baker at 804-734-6862 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m., Nov. 22.
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Fort Lee Soldiers, families and civilian employees began a century of support to the nation in 1917 when Camp Lee was established to train the 80th Division for service during WWI. Today, Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army professionals in fields such as transportation, supply, culinary arts and equipment repair and maintenance. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.